Monday, March 13, 2006

More Asinine Pot. News Letter Writing

As people who know me are aware, I've no love lost for Prince William's daily, the Potomac News. While a columnist for seven years, my column was unceremoniously and without warning discontinued. And then the management of the paper lied to me about a number of things, including the number of complaints that they received about their decision.

Obviously, when my services were terminated, the Pot. News took a step down. But at this point, the Pot. News would take a step up by becoming a tabloid.

Today, they ran another letter from far Left moonbat Tony Ares, of Woodbridge, who made a number of posts here last week. And last month, I wrote about his missive to the Pot. News which declared that Conservative supporters of school choice really were using it as a "thinly veiled excuse to reinstate Jim Crow," and to "indoctrinate [our] children with old bigotry."

Well, Tony's at it again. Today, he attacked a Pot. News column by Ken Concannon, which had criticized other far Left moonbats for comparing President George W. Bush to Hitler. Ares' comment?
Mr. Concannon is correct. Bush is not Hitler ... yet. The Neo-Conservatives are not the Nazis ... yet. By understanding historically how fascism begins though, we stop its growth in the present.
Tony apparently needs to go back to school. A good private one, not a government one. One where he can learn the difference between fascism and National Socialism. Between reasonable limits on civil liberties in time of war (far fewer than imposed by FDR in World War II) and real and serious erosions of civil liberties. About listening to your telephone calls without a warrant and listening in on the telephone calls of foreign terrorists. About how jobs "going overseas" has nothing to do with fascism, or the nationalism that it represents (indeed, complaints about globalization are a lot closer to nationalistic fascism and/or Naziism than support for free trade and free markets).

9 comments:

Walt Cleeland said...

"Obviously, when my services were terminated, the Pot. News took a step down."

The only thing that's obvious is that you're an arrogant jerk. Your replacement (whichever new writer it is, doesn't really matter) does a much better job in offering opinions that have at least some basis in fact. Much like your rantings on the blogs, your articles in the Potomac News were nothing more than attack pieces aimed at whoever was in your crosshairs at that particular moment. Maybe a few folks complained. I'll bet a whole lot more were glad to see you go. The paper doesn't seem to on the verge of going under, so that must mean something.

James Young said...

Well, gee, Walt (whomever you may be; if I'm so inconsequential, why are you here?), maybe you could grow yourself a sense of humor? Then you might have noted the fact my tongue was planted firmly in my cheek when I wrote that.

In lieu of that, maybe you could give a specific example opinions that I offered that had no basis in fact? I mean, I was never sued, and the only factual inaccuracy of which I am award regarded Marty Nohe. Well after publication (here, in fact) he told me of it; I apologized to him for it; I've never mentioned that again.

What I do know is that my services were terminated after I pointed out Chairman Sean's lies about cutting taxes, and publicized his efforts to seize control of the County Republican Committee. I also know that the paper's editor claimed to have received only one letter of complaint, when in fact, I was blind-copied on those sent to her by not fewer than half a dozen individuals.

Of course, Walt, not all of us can be as consequential as you are. After all, one needs to but Google your name to learn of all of the important things that you have done. Especially as compared to that "arrogant jerk" "W. James Young." The comparison is positively stunning.

Willis said...
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Anonymous said...

dag on...I am addicted Mr. Young. I am reading your Blog again. (Tony Ares) First of all, I am not as far left as you think. I am anti-abortion. I am for anything which truly supports the WAR FIGHTER and not just the defense contractors. You never really listened to me or addressed the fact that I BELIEVE in private vouchers, I just don't believe that they should be used for an excuse for all of us to divide into our separate corners. I am liberal or progressive on issues of race and overall fairness. Dude..with all of your education..you have to be a smart guy. Why do you descend to the lowest common denominator in your blogs(name calling)? I guess that's why I keep reading. I really want to help you Mr. Young! If Chuck Colson can change, so can you!! If George Wallace can change, so can you!!! Praying for you brother!!!"We are the world...we are the children, we are the ones to make a brighter day, so let's keep on giving" lol half joking

James Young said...

That you can admit it is a hopeful sign, Tony. Nevertheless, I find it odd that you say you "BELIEVE in private vouchers," yet condemn their staunchest defenders as racists seeking to reinstitute Jim Crow. You also apparently believe in the vilest rhetoric of the far Left regarding "defense contractors," but also recognize the political utility in reference to "support" for "the WAR FIGHTER." "Liberal or progressive on issues of race and overall fairness"? I guess I just don't understand what that means. Does it mean that you don't judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character? Fine; I agree. As for "moonbat"? See Michelle Malkin. And suggesting that the President of the United States might become Hitler and that Neo-Cons are on their way to becoming Nazis gives you no credibility. It's precisely the kind of "name-calling" that you dismiss as "the lowest common denominator." Besides, turnabout is fair play.

Anonymous said...

the vilest rhetoric...Eishenhower had the same concerns that I have. I believe that he was a Conservative.

Willis said...
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James Young said...

Willis, so long as your idiotic, childish posts are idiotic and childish, they will be deleted.

Take your poison elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Main Entry: fas·cism
a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition